A period of exceptional uncertainty started last Friday for the UK, including a fierce leadership battle in a deeply divided Conservative party, the timing of the trigger of the EU’s Article 50, as well as a potential referendum in Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
National advice firm Perspective Financial is eyeing further acquisitions after securing £10.1m in refinancing with Natwest. The deal will support both organic growth as well as acquisitions, the group says. Executive chairman Paul Hogarth says: “This refinance provides the funding for us to grow acquisitively and provides the platform to further accelerate the organic growth […]
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned monetary policy easing will be needed over the summer in a speech today aimed at reassuring markets. Speaking in the Bank’s court room, Carney said a first assessment around easing would take place on 14 July with a full forecast outlined in the August inflation report. Carney […]
In 2012 I published a video explaining how to buy a car without using finance. The principle is that instead of paying interest on loans, you make do with a lesser car to start with, bank the money you would be paying on a finance payment and trade up each year. In the example, I […]
Vincent Chailley, CIO of H2O Asset Management, discusses the key investment factors in 2016, including volatility, the disconnection between central banks and its implications on markets, as well as opportunities that may exist for investors.
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